The Extralife tour
The word “extraordinary” is defined as something beyond, amazing, or incredible. The word “extralife” doesn’t exist. But in the world of Darlingside—another previously nonexistent word—it’s all about invention, expansion, and elevating everything into the realm of the extraordinary both conceptually and through musical performance. Darlingside's new album "Extralife" intensifies the journey begun on its critically acclaimed 2015 album, "Birds Say." On that project, the band "put our four heads together and created this collective consciousness about bits and pieces from our past and how we saw the world based upon reminiscences." The Massachusetts group’s second full-length outing, "Birds Say" mastered a musical and lyrical path that led to the more challenging territory explored on "Extralife," exploring “…a life beyond where we are now, whether that's a brand new thing, a rebirth, or just a new version of ourselves as we move forward.” So by abandoning "Birds Say"’s nostalgia and its tales of “what once was,” Darlingside created its polar opposite with "Extralife," the new album exploring “what is now” and “what might be” simultaneously in the brave new world.
Songwriter Henry Jamison opens.